As I write this I’m sitting in my new apartment at the start of my new life, mindlessly watching Property Brothers while I attempt to place words onto paper. The idea of starting a blog, while exciting, is daunting: it’s something that I’ve considered off and on again for about three years now as I’ve navigated life as not only a 20-something college student but now as a 20-something young professional. What would I even write about? What would I have to say? Would people even want to read what I might end up posting?
But as I prepare for the next chapter of my life I realize that I have so much to share. The journey I’ve taken to get where I am now hasn’t always been easy and has involved plenty of improvisation, advice-seeking, strategic planning, and in some cases, pure luck. What I’ve realized, however, is that there are so many young adults journeying towards becoming young professionals who can benefit from what I’ve learned over the past two years, as well as young professionals that would enjoy experiencing, together, the journey which lies ahead of us.
The creation of Signed, Logan, or at least the inception of it, was in all honesty quite spontaneous. Born out of a long-dormant desire to be a blogger and an abundance of knowledge that I wanted to use to empower others, I sat down one night at 11pm and cranked out a 4000 word document about how to succeed at your campus career fair. Well past 4am I sat in my bed and thought, well okay, what now?
I suddenly had a long document that I had put more work into in one night than I ever did into my college papers, one that I was proud of and that I wanted to share with the world, yet I had no clue what to do with it. How would I share it with others who needed the information? I had tried and failed to start a blog once before, so the idea of committing to one now was daunting, to say the least.
But I quickly realized that as daunting as it would be to create a blog that I’m proud of, it would be nothing compared to the fear by which many young women are paralyzed when it comes time to start looking for a full-time career.
And then the goal of Signed, Logan became simple: to empower young career-seeking and working women to tap into their fullest potential as candidates and employees without losing track of personal well-being and enjoyment. This mission statement can be further summed up into my tagline: Balancing Life, Health, and Hustle.
When I was career-seeking my senior year of college I completely lost track of the balance in my life. I was either researching companies and applying for positions 24/7, or I was working on my honors thesis and my multitude of extracurricular activities and completely ignoring my job search. My social life and personal health also suffered: I barely saw friends and rarely ate healthy or went to the gym, leaving me feeling unfulfilled and constantly stressed.
Now that I’m working full time and have a semblance of a regular schedule, I realize that I never want anyone to go through the same process that gave me so many burnouts due to my lack of preparation. I also want to empower young working women to take control of their lives and meet their health and personal goals with their professional aspirations always in mind.
So I hope you enjoy the content that I create for you all, and I can’t wait to begin sharing it with you!
Is there something specific you’d like to see me write about? Let me know in the comments below!